What You Dtdn t Know about Money and Happiness

        ver the past 15 years,researchers have studied the connection between money and happiness. Their findings shatter many misconceptions. Here are five of the most surprising results.     1. Everyone needs a few luxuries to be happy.     A six-figure income affords a family many pleasures-- a more luxurious home, perhaps a trip to Disneyland or a fancier car. But do such things make you happier?     Pleasure is not the same as happiness. Pleasure is a temporary release.  Happiness comes from experiences in which one's mental and emotional energies are invested.     Just as happy families value pleasures that involve personal effort, so they value possessions that have personal meaning, like Grandma's wedding ring. Unhappy people,however, are more likely to prize possessions because of their cost or utility, a car that handles well or an expensive necklace.     2. Happiness is a permanent vacation.     Would you quit your job if you didn' t need the money?Many Americans said quitting work was an important reason to be rich. Yet researchers find that work is one of life's chief satisfactions for people.     A job, studies show, is more than a paycheck. Doing something well can increase confidence and self-worth.     3. A big raise would make you happy.     If jobs are so important, wouldn't salary size be a gauge of job satisfaction? Americans think so. A survey found that almost 70 percent of the respondents said they would be happier if their families had twice as much household income. Yet studies show that job satisfaction comes less from how much people earn than from the challenge of their jobs and the control they are able to exert. Work that doesn't engage a person will never seem rewarding, no matter how lucrative it becomes.     4. Nothing comforts like cash.     In times of crisis--a debilitating illness or loss of one's home--money can come in pretty handy. But for all its benefits, it cannot fortify you against the inevitable pain and sadness that follow the crisis. For that, researchers say, you need close friendships. "Human beings are hard-wired to be social animals". "They're not built to handle things alone."     5. Happiness and wealth aren't mutually exclusive.     It's possible to have both--or neither. But most believe that those who have happiness, in the long run, have more.Even author Oscar Wilde agreed: "Ordinary riches can be stolen from a man. Real riches cannot. In the treasury house of your soul, there are infinitely precious things that may notbe taken from you."


内容:什么对你Dtdn吨金钱和快乐版本知道过去15年中,研究人员研究了金钱和幸福之间的联系。他们的发现打破许多误解。以下是最令人吃惊的结果5。 1。每个人都需要一些奢侈品快乐。六位数的收入能给一个家庭很多乐趣 - 更豪华的家庭,也许是迪斯尼乐园旅行或更美观的汽车。但是,做出这样的事让你更快乐?快乐是不一样的幸福。快乐是临时释放。幸福来自于这些人的心理和情绪的精力投入的经验。正如幸福的家庭价值的乐趣,涉及个人的努力,所以他们的财产价值具有个人意义,像奶奶的结婚戒指。不幸的人们,然而,更可能是因为其成本或者实用,一车,处理好或昂贵的项链奖的财产。 2。幸福是一个永久性的假期。你会辞掉工作,如果你奥斯卡最佳吨需要钱?说,戒烟工作是一个重要的原因是丰富的,许多美国人。然而,研究人员发现,工作是人们生活的首席满意之一。工作,研究表明,比薪水多。做好一件事可以增加信心和自我价值。 3。一个大的提高会使你快乐。如果工作是如此重要,不会工资大小成为衡量工作满意度?美国人这么认为。一项调查发现,近70的受访者表示,他们会更快乐,如果他们的家庭作为家庭收入的两倍多。然而,研究显示,工作满意度来自于收入多少的人比他们的工作的挑战和控制他们能够发挥少。工作,不搞一个人似乎永远收获,无论怎样变得有利可图。 4。现金一样没有舒适。在危机时刻 - 一种使人衰弱的疾病或一个人失去家园 - 钱可以进来非常方便。但对所有的好处,但不能强化对不可避免的痛苦和悲伤按照你的危机。为此,研究人员说,你需要亲密的关系。 “人类是硬线是社会性动物”。 “他们根本不具备单独处理的事情。” 5。幸福和财富并不相互排斥。这可能有两个 - 或两者都不是。但绝大多数人认为,那些有幸福谁从长远来看,已经more.Even作者王尔德表示同意:“普通的财富可以从一个人偷走。不能真正财富。在你的灵魂国库的房子,有无限宝贵的东西可能采取的仍坚持从你。